MANHATTAN: Seeds of the Big Apple

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AuthorHouse, Jun 29, 2006 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Book Review August 2009-Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple

“A wonderful glimpse into the l7th century Dutch and Native Americans”

" Saturday afternoon I began reading Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple and finished the next evening! I couldn't put it down! It moves swiftly, is humorous (those pigs), is frightening (the Indian attack),is timely (moral issues, women issues & concerns with Tennake Waldron wisely planning how to adjust to governmental changes), has well developed, intriguing characters, and gives wonderful glimpse into not only the lives of Resolve and Tennake's and other Dutch and Native Americans, but also into my own French Huguenot ancestors. My ancestors, Jean Bodin and his wife, were first recorded as baptism witnesses at a Dutch Reformed Church, New York in 1677. He owned land on Statan Island and died there in 1694.

Thank you for writing such a fascinating family. I can't wait to read the next books you have written! Keep writing! "

Bonnie Shufelt -New York

More information at www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com

In 1653, lower Manhattan was a Dutch community of about 120 houses, its people protected by a fort and a log wall which stood as a defense against Indian attacks. Today’s Wall Street follows the line of that ancient plank wall.

Sheriff Resolved Waldron, his wife, Tennake, and their three children lived at the present day crossing of Wall Street and Broadway. There along with them on Block B, across the street from the Dutch West India Company’s enormous garden, resided Augustine Herrman, Peter Schaefbanck, the jailor, Hendrick Hendricksen, and Domine (clergy) Samuel Drisius.

These were but a few of America's first immigrants. This is their story.

More information go to www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com

News December 2009 Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple available in soft and hard cover and soon to be available as ebook

 

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Section 3
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Section 5
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 15
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 10
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About the author (2006)

Gloria Waldron Hukle, a native and resident of New York State, is an llth generation Waldron in the line of the New York Dutch Waldron family upon which the l7th century epic saga, MANHATTAN SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE, published in 2006, is based. 2007 saw the publication of THE DIARY OF A NORTHERN MOON, a 20th century mystery set within the small, Adirondack hamlets of North Creek and Lake George, New York. May 09 saw the publication of a third novel, THREADS AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY where we are introduced to Margaret Vandenberg the affluent daughter of a Dutch immigrant father and his Native American wife living in the Hudson Valley region. A student of history, Gloria's objective is to arouse an awakening in America's uniquely diverse history though story by spotlighting the early New York l7th and l8th century settlers, African Americans, and American Indians and by relating their contributions to the developement of present day American culture.Her commitment has taken her to schools, libraries, book clubs, and historical associations around New York and Pennsylvania. Many of these engagements can be viewed at www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com If you would like to arrange a date to schedule Ms. Hukle for an appearance at your school, library, historical association please contact her at ghukle@nycap.rr.com

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